Aleksey Sergov

Aleksey Sergov

Fighter pilot
Date of Birth: 06.01.1914
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Alexey Sergov
  2. Alexey Sergov passed away in the 1990s.

Biography of Alexey Sergov

Alexey Ivanovich Sergov was born on January 6, 1914, in the city of Odessa, in a working-class family. He completed two courses at a railway technical college and joined an aero club. Sergov worked as a master modeler in wood before joining the Red Army in 1937. In 1938, he graduated from the Borisoglebsk Military Aviation Pilot School.

During the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940, Sergov actively participated and then served on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. By January 1943, he was serving in the 17th Fighter Aviation Regiment, flying I-153 and LaGG-3 aircraft. From May 1944, he was a member of the 508th Fighter Aviation Regiment, flying Yak-7 and "Airacobra" aircraft. Until the end of the war, Sergov served in the 21st Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment.

By July 1943, Major A.I. Sergov had completed 331 combat sorties as a navigator in the 508th Fighter Aviation Regiment. He personally shot down 10 enemy aircraft and 17 more in group combat. On September 28, 1943, Sergov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for his courage and military valor in battles with the enemy.

After the war, Sergov continued to serve in the Air Force. In 1951, he graduated from the Higher Airborne and Tactical Command Courses, and in 1957, he completed the Military Academy of the General Staff. Starting from 1960, Air Force Major General A.I. Sergov served in reserve and lived in Odessa. He worked as the head of courses at the regional trade management. Sergov was honored with the Orders of Lenin, the Red Banner (thrice), the Patriotic War of the 1st degree (twice), the Red Star (thrice), as well as various medals and foreign medals.

Alexey Sergov passed away in the 1990s.